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am not able to find netsh wlan command to connect to wireless networks. How do I install this service on windows xp ?

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migrated from serverfault.com Feb 24 '10 at 15:13

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You can't find it because the netsh wlan command exists only in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008.

The netsh from Vista will not work on XP.

From Technet Article from Microsoft explaining netsh wlan:

Applies To: Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2

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The commands documented in the Netsh WLAN reference for Windows Server® 2008 can be run - as documented – on computers running Windows Vista®.

Likewise, the commands documented in the Netsh WLAN reference for Windows Server® 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC) can be run - as documented – on computers running Windows® 7 RC.

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Symantec's free WLAN.exe can be used to export/import WLAN settings and connect/disconnect WLAN on Windows XP SP2/SP3: How to Capture and Deploy WLAN Profiles (on Windows XP SP2 or SP3) http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/how-capture-and-deploy-wlan-profiles

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netsh should be available for you on Windows XP. Check C:\Windows\System32 for the exe.

Make sure your wireless device is found and installed properly.

Make sure you have at least service pack 2 installed as it has some updates for netsh.

Thanks, -Mathew

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This is incorrect. SP2 does not add Vista functionality to XP. – Grizly Feb 24 '10 at 16:59

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